Youth programming has been a key pillar of MCA's work since inception. We are always looking for new ways to educate young people about co-ops and enourage them to become involved with their local co-ops.
Currently MCA offers a Co-op Youth Leadership Retreat over a span of 3 1/2 days in a beautiful camp like setting (for ages 15-18). Learning through participation is emphasized and the workshops encourage participants to play an active role in their leadership development process. The educational topics covered include: communication and public speaking skills, values discussions, working effectively in a group setting, diversity, global development, cooperation and cooperatives and leadership skills.
Each participant that wishes to attend a seminar is encouraged to find a local co-op or credit union sponsor. We suggest you seek sponsorship from a...
- credit union
- retail co-op store/gas station
- caisse populaire
- housing co-op
- Co-operators Insurance agent/office
- CUMIS insurance office/agent
- health care co-op
- worker co-op
- Co-op Trust Company office
- co-op day care
- water or utility co-op, or
- a recreational co-op.
Participants can also be sponsored by their local band council, student council, parent, or other local business. The sponsor pays the registration fee on behalf of the participant.